MPs call for reform of EU’s ‘flawed’ rules on GM crops

Editor’s Note: See CRE’s discussion of the Parliamentary report on the “precautionary principle” here.

From: BBC

By Helen Briggs, Environment correspondent

Europe’s approval system for genetically modified (GM) crops is “fundamentally flawed”, say MPs.

The process assumes GM plants pose greater risks than conventional plants, which is not backed by scientific evidence, the parliamentary Science and Technology Committee report says.

It calls for GM crops to be regulated on the basis of their characteristics not the method used to produce them.

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